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Meet Akshita Khurana of Our Indian Culture in Orange County

Today we’d like to introduce you to Akshita Khurana.

Akshita, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
Having come from an IT background where you don’t get to talk to people much, I was very passionate about meeting people and to-do something creative. I started doing events professionally in 2016 and since then have never looked back. To name some of the successful events that we (OIC Team) have done are India Independence Day Celebration (2016, 2017), Pretty in Pink (Women Empowerment Gala) International Women’s Day celebration 2018, Mother’s Day Celebration (2017, 2018), Bollywood Spring Fusion (2017, 2018), and many more. This year we have done several events so far in San Diego, Lake Forest, Buena Park & Irvine. All of them were a huge success. We always make sure to give quality to our guests!

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is usually more important than the outcome. No journey is said to be smooth when you are on the path to success. Like all other successful people, I also had my part of obstacles.

To start with I am a mom of two cute but very naughty boys ages seven and four, so handing two boys and working at the same time is a big challenge. Coming from an Indian background, I also have a lot of responsibilities and duties of my family, but I try to justify my role as a mom and a wife.

Every Business demands commitments and sacrifices, which I have been doing. There will be people out there who will be criticizing you and will do their best to put you down but, “success is the process during that journey sometimes there are stones thrown at you, and it’s up to you to convert them into milestones.” Another challenge was coming from a different country and making your mark. But all in all its a memorable and successful journey so far.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Our Indian Culture – what should we know?
“Our Indian Culture” as the name describes, has been bringing Indian community together by organizing events that are of interest to the Indian community in Southern California. We are most proud of our achievements, as well as special recognition and award from California State Assembly and Congresswoman Mimi Walters.  We have also received a certificate of recognition from the City of Lake Forest for bringing the Indian community together.

Also, we have been supporting several NGOs and Nonprofits through our events.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
To me, success is achieving your personal and professional goals. Success is the ability to do what you love every day. This may sound simple but what you love changes over time and having the ability to change what you are doing to match your passion is a true success.

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